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El Salvador: fireballs battle with the devil

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

Locals in the town of Nejapa in El Salvador have gathered, to hurl fireballs at one another in honour of a huge volcanic eruption in 1922 which forced all of the residents to abandon the…

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Police raid offices of Mossack Fonseca in El Salvador

Police in El Salvador have raided the local offices of Mossack Fonseca, the company exposed in the Panama Papers leaks. Officials said they were

Police in El Salvador have raided the local offices of Mossack Fonseca, the company exposed in the Panama Papers leaks. Officials said they were

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Former El Salvador President Flores dies facing corruption charges

El Salvador’s former President Francisco Flores has died after suffering a stroke while awaiting trial on corruption charges. He was accused of

El Salvador’s former President Francisco Flores has died after suffering a stroke while awaiting trial on corruption charges. He was accused of

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Murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero beatified in El Salvador

The archbishop who challenged the former military dictatorship and paid the price with his life has been beatified - the last step before being declared a saint - before a huge crowd in San Salvador.

The archbishop who challenged the former military dictatorship and paid the price with his life has been beatified - the last step before being declared a saint - before a huge crowd in San Salvador.

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Ex-guerrilla is sworn in as President of El Salvador

El Salvador has sworn in a new president. He’s the left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren. The 69-year-old is the first former guerrilla to

El Salvador has sworn in a new president. He’s the left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren. The 69-year-old is the first former guerrilla to

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El Salvador presidential goes to a second round

A former left-wing guerrilla has won the first round in El Salvador’s presidential election but a close result means there will have to be a second

A former left-wing guerrilla has won the first round in El Salvador’s presidential election but a close result means there will have to be a second

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El Salvador volcano belches smoke and sparks evacuation

A suddenly active volcano in eastern El Salvador has prompted the authorities to order an evacuation of the surrounding three kilometre area. The

A suddenly active volcano in eastern El Salvador has prompted the authorities to order an evacuation of the surrounding three kilometre area. The

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Mother and her kidnapped daughter reunite 30 years later

Three decades ago the bloody and brutal civil war in El Salvador tore a little girl away from her mother. Now, Josefina Osorio Henriquez is able to

Three decades ago the bloody and brutal civil war in El Salvador tore a little girl away from her mother. Now, Josefina Osorio Henriquez is able to

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El Salvador players suspended

The El Salvador football federation has provisionally suspended 22 players for 30 days for their connection in an alleged match-fixing

The El Salvador football federation has provisionally suspended 22 players for 30 days for their connection in an alleged match-fixing

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Woman denied abortion by El Salvador court will have early caesarian

A pregnant woman whose baby could only survive a few hours will undergo an early caesarian section, after El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruled she

A pregnant woman whose baby could only survive a few hours will undergo an early caesarian section, after El Salvador’s Supreme Court ruled she

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Heavy rains flood Central America

Scores of people have been killed in floods and landslides throughout Central America triggered by days of persistent heavy rain. El Salvador has

Scores of people have been killed in floods and landslides throughout Central America triggered by days of persistent heavy rain. El Salvador has

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Hunt for survivors in hurricane-hit El Salvador

Emergency crews are desperately searching for survivors in El Salvador after Hurricane Ida swept across the country triggering floods and mudslides

Emergency crews are desperately searching for survivors in El Salvador after Hurricane Ida swept across the country triggering floods and mudslides

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Dead and missing rise in El Salvador flooding

Floods and mudslides in El Salvador continue to claim lives. At least 124 people have died but with dozens missing, that number is expected to rise

Floods and mudslides in El Salvador continue to claim lives. At least 124 people have died but with dozens missing, that number is expected to rise

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El Salvador chooses ex-Marxist party

Voters in El Salvador have turned their backs on the conservatives who have run the country for nearly two decades. The party of the former marxist

Voters in El Salvador have turned their backs on the conservatives who have run the country for nearly two decades. The party of the former marxist

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Power at last for ex-Salvadoran rebels

The FMLN, or Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, went from rebel group to political party in 1992. This is when the country’s 12-year civil

The FMLN, or Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, went from rebel group to political party in 1992. This is when the country’s 12-year civil

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El Salvador turns left after 20 years on the right

Leftists in El Salvador are celebrating after the candidate of former Marxist guerrillas won the country’s presidential election. Mauricio Funes

Leftists in El Salvador are celebrating after the candidate of former Marxist guerrillas won the country’s presidential election. Mauricio Funes

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Ex-Marxist rebel party leader claims victory

The leader of the former Marxist rebel FMLN party has claimed victory in El Salvador’s presidential election. With most of the votes counted

The leader of the former Marxist rebel FMLN party has claimed victory in El Salvador’s presidential election. With most of the votes counted

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El Salvadoreans go to the polls

Throughout El Salvador, voters are going to the polls to elect a new President. Tens of thousands of residents who emigrated to the US have flown

Throughout El Salvador, voters are going to the polls to elect a new President. Tens of thousands of residents who emigrated to the US have flown

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El Salvador votes in ground-breaking election Sunday

El Salvador goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new President and for the first time in almost twenty years, the left has a real chance of

El Salvador goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new President and for the first time in almost twenty years, the left has a real chance of